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New Law to Enhance Protection of Consumers from Humidifier Sanitizers

New Law to Enhance Protection of Consumers from Humidifier Sanitizers

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Environment said Monday it will proclaim a revision of the current law regulating humidifier sterilizers this week, seeking to expand the scope of diseases caused by the use of the chemical products and facilitate victims’ lawsuits against their manufacturers. A revision of the Special Act on [...]

RB Korea Chief Blames Lax Gov’t Supervision for Humidifier Sanitizer Scandal

RB Korea Chief Blames Lax Gov’t Supervision for Humidifier Sanitizer Scandal

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The chief of a local humidifier disinfectant manufacturer responsible for the nation’s worst consumer chemical disaster that broke out in 2011 triggered a controversy Wednesday by arguing that the tragedy was caused by insufficient government supervision. Park Dong-suk, CEO of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser (RB Korea), a wholly owned unit [...]